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Navy Pier under construction. RECOMMEND dinning outside area for better enjoyment
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Since Navy Pier is remodeling, the only place to eat that is near the theater is Hagen Daz. Hopefully, that will change once the remodeling is complete.
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8 reviews
3 stars
attended Oct 07 2011

I have seen Follies several times over the past thirty years. This production at the Shakespeare Rep was the best ever! What a wonderful cast -- terrific voices and acting. Great set and costumes....and a fantastic orchestra. All elements...continued

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attended Oct 06 2011

FOLLIES is always bitter sweet. However, this production is great. The actors and voices were amazing. There are so many 'show stopping' numbers, it's terrific. Broadway Baby, I'm Still Here and others made it
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attended Oct 04 2011

The CST Follies is quite wonderful. Please remember I have never seen the play just the TV extravaganza so the smaller scale does not grate like it might for some. I imagine that from the writing I have read there many, many more ghosts.


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Quotes & Highlights

“One of the most anticipated shows of the year.” —Chicago Tribune
“If you see one musical a season, this is The One.”_ —Chicago Magazine_


book by James Goldman • music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

directed by Gary Griffin produced originally on Broadway by Harold Prince

orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick

by special arrangement with Cameron Mackintosh


Follies__ soars in Associate Artistic Director Gary Griffin’s exhilarating new production, featuring a company of over 40 actors and musicians. The dynamic setting of CST’s intimate Courtyard Theater brings audience members closer than ever into the legendary “Weismann Follies” company—whose reunion uncovers ghostly illusions from the past amidst the startling realities of the present. The Broadway premiere garnered seven Tony Awards, including Best Score, and engendered the classic standards “I’m Still Here,” “Losing My Mind” and “Broadway Baby.”

About the Ticket Supplier: Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Chicago Shakespeare Theater offers a broad spectrum of theatrical experiences year-round, engaging and entertaining audiences from all walks of life and from around the world. The plays of William Shakespeare form the core of the company's work, complemented by other dramatic works -- from traditional classical theater to new classics that resonate with Shakespeare's timeless insights into the human condition. CST's World's Stage Series brings international theatrical productions to Chicago, presenting new cultural expressions and experiences. For family audiences, CST Family presents abridged Shakespeare productions and classic musicals for all ages.